Artistic facelift on way for Light Industrial Estate

March 18, 2018 by  

The external walls of the Halifax Light Industrial Estate in Bunbury are set to be transformed.

In a creative project commissioned by Holcim Bunbury operations, Years 4, 5 and 6 students will work with Troy Bennell, an acclaimed Indigenous artist, to bring new life to the wall.

Bennell is excited to be working with the 19 Djidi Djidi Aboriginal students and said:

“Geostone colours are a ready- made palette, as these are colours of the South West.”

While the children have not yet learned the art of graphic design, their creative juices were stimulated by a visit to Holcim’s concrete plants and quarry in Bunbury.

Teacher Emma McGill, from the Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, said the response to the tour was one full of excitement, with students totally engaged and firing plenty of questions.

She said:

“The information complemented learning that many of the students had undertaken on how rocks are made and what they are used to produce.”

Manager of Holcim South West Matthew Wallace said the children and Troy were all eager to start the project.

He said projects in which the community can be involved reap many benefits for all involved and he could not wait for the students and Troy to put their creative talents to work on the wall for all to see.

A public display of the work will take place this Saturday, March 24 during the Holcim Community Open Day to be held at the Concrete Plant located in Dodson Road from 11:00 am.